TMZ

Our TV Shows

Got a Tip?

Call TMZ at (888) 847-9869 or Click Here

Billboard Awards Showdown

Whitney's Family Demands

Ray J Move ... Or Else

5/21/2012 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0521_brandy_ray_j
Ray J
was almost physically removed from the Billboard Music Awards last night after angry members of Whitney Houston's family ordered their security to get him away from them ... TMZ has learned.

Pat Houston's blood was boiling because she, Bobbi Kristina and other family members were seated next to Ray J, the person Pat believes was a very bad influence on Whitney. Minutes before the tribute to Whitney, Pat asked her security to remove Ray J from his seat, but he refused to budge.

Our sources say ... Pat's security summoned hotel security, along with several uniformed officers to physically remove Ray J. 

Just before push was about to come to shove, security warned Pat that things would likely get physical and it would almost certainly be caught on video, just as Whitney was about to be honored.  Sources say Pat then grudgingly recanted and Ray J kept his seat.

For his part, Ray J groused to friends, "Pat ruined what was a great opportunity to honor the woman who I loved."

update_bar

11:40 AM PDT -- A rep for the Houston family tells TMZ ... Pat's assistant DID ask for Ray J to be moved from his seat ... but only after an official from Billboard told the family they needed to move to the seat that Ray J was already using.

Since Ray J had a ticket with the proper seat number, he refused to budge ... so Pat's assistant called for security to help sort out the situation.

The Houston family rep insists Pat does not have a problem with Ray J.

171 COMMENTS

No Avatar
16.

monique    

so now that the houston family has this dumb reality show we're gonna be buried in these kinds of stupid stories, do you think for a serious second ray j wasn't in on the whole thing, it's called PUBLICITY

793 days ago
17.

TheRicker    

How ridiculous. According to her money grubbing relatives, everyone was responsible for the fact the Whitney was a drug addict except for Whitney.

What a bunch of under-educated losers...

793 days ago
18.

whatever    

Whitney's family wants to blame everybody else for her death when all they need to do is accept the fact that Whitney herself is to blame - no one else.

793 days ago
19.

janet    

Pat Houston sister-in-Law so called manager, now no manager did pull a Kanye West.

If Houstons WILL is true. Everything goes to her daughter. Bobbi Kristina doesn't have any talent but will get the money. So where does that leave Pat. No where.

793 days ago
20.

Karmagal    

Who the F is Pat anyway? Ray is the one who spent the last days w/ her.. Pat wants her name in the press and she got it. If she didnt want to sit next to him her fat ass should have moved.

793 days ago
21.

bubblezzz    

Ms. Pat has to understand her daughter was groan and made poor choices and with every poor choice is a consequence. So accusing every man she was involved with is not right. Did she forget RJ is only 12!

793 days ago
22.

Cat    

How many others will this family blame for their druggie daughter?

793 days ago
23.

Keyser Söze    

Seriously, who the f*ck does that woman think she is?

You're a Houston in-law, Pat, not the real deal! Plus, if you really was Whitney's closest friend, you damn well know that her drugs problems had little to do with the men in her life.

Go away, old, sagging, f*cking famwhore....

793 days ago
24.

janja    

such a pretty lady but someone gave you very bad advice on that hair, doesn't suit you at all.

793 days ago
25.

Stacye    

Whitney's family sure spends a lot of time placing blame on everyone else for Whitney's issues. At what point do they realize and/or accept that Whitney played a big part in her own life too!

793 days ago
26.

Sonja    

So tired of this freakin' family acting like the victims of a crime and everyone around them is the criminal. Get over yourselves already. I'm beginning to see why Whitney did drugs, what a screwed up, self centered family she had. You guys are unknown relatives of a drug addict... not God damn royalty. YOU move! I wish some of these people would fight back.. I know they don't because unlike this family they actually have an ounce of respect for their friend who died.

793 days ago
27.

Cheri    

This is wrong in so many ways, first family I loved her voice and everything I have read about her she seemed like a nice person, BUT STOP BLAMING

793 days ago
28.

Dani    

I thought Whitney was amazingly talented. Her family is turning her death into drama and hate. Why do they feel the need to verbally (and apparently now physically) attack the people she had in her life? They are blaming everyone for her downfall when Whitney was a grown@ss woman who could make her own choices and decisions, no one forced her to do anything. So her family needs to stop making a scene and calling out her friends and boyfriends for 'being a bad influence'. They need to let this crap go and get on with it. They look like the @ssholes now, especially at an awards ceremony where they're about to honor her? To complain that Ray J is sitting near them? Give me a break, people, you sound and look ridiculous!!! You don't get to decide who was in her life and who sits where...get over yourself and stop this poor behavior! And stop trying to control Bobbi, she's old enough to make her own decisions about who she dates, who she sees (her dad!) and where she lives...you're only going to push her away!!

793 days ago
29.

Swan    

Dear Pat, please go away. Thank you.

793 days ago
30.

Cheri    

This is wrong in so many ways, first family I loved her voice and everything I have read about her she seemed like a nice person, BUT STOP BLAMING everyone else, she was a drunk and a junkie that's on her NO one else. People can be a bad influence but we all can say no she I'm sorry to say, said yes all the time. So grow a set and stop it.

793 days ago
Previous 15 Comments | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | Most Recent | Next 15 Comments

Around The Web